Apparently, I must have missed this as I haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy 2 quite yet, but a number of people tried out for the role of Ego, including Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Plummer and MCU fan fave Matthew McConaughey. Now an image of Matthew McConaughey in Ego The Living Planet garbs has thanks to a random Reddit user, appeared online, featuring what looks like Matt in Superman’s black suit. You know, the one he wore after he died and came back.
My take? Small image. Hard to tell what the hell is going on. I think I could paint that much “concept art”. Looks like a young Chuck Norris in Superman’s funeral clothing. Isn’t he supposed to play a planet? An actual planet? Like Unicron? Or the Death Star? It’s just a guy in a suit fer’ Christ’s sake! I can see Matt as providing his voice to the role, but not the character, per se. I just never took the guy that seriously, even after his success with The Lincoln Lawyer and Mud and Gold. And he turned down the role of a villain for the what? Randall Flagg? The Man in Black? Give me a fucking break.